CEO Glenn Lurie explained that the COVID-19 pandemic was the catalyst for the cost-cutting effort, but not necessarily the driving reason for it.
Although Rogers launched 5G in a few select locations earlier this year, BCE said that its planned 5G launch has been postponed while Canadians deal with the pandemic.
This week the beer-soaked Brits have a rummage around in their own backyard.
Nick Read says his company has the 'right formula' for success in a market where broadband wholesale partners are available and TV is heading online.
Guidance unchanged, although Q2 promises to be a bumpier ride.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KCOM owner looks to break up the business; Ekinops secures first customer for OTN switch; ADVA braces for quantum attacks.
European standards body throws its hat into the ring with new specs group to build standardization framework.
Despite a retail slowdown, Ericsson says that COVID-19 has accelerated the growth of 5G and that the company will eclipse its previous target of 100 million 5G subs this year.
UK-based operator is looking to protect margins and profitability with sales under pressure in the new normal of COVID-19.
Optiva said the board couldn't meet Ms. Royston's compensation requests.
FirstNet, with partner AT&T, is looking at 5G technologies like Device to Device (D2D) and enhanced Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services (MBMS). But it has no 5G launch date yet.
The main focus for Flex is on broadband service and improving broadband churn, but Comcast hopes to further monetize the platform with advanced advertising and by reaping app sales revenues.
A new cell tower transmitting in millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum has sparked a disagreement among Wall Street traders looking to shave a few extra milliseconds off their transactions.
BCE may follow Verizon's move to sell its data centers to Equinix. But how this could affect the wider move toward edge computing remains to be seen.
With around 7 million macro cell sites deployed worldwide, the radio access network (RAN) is critical global infrastructure.
Two years after announcing plans for 13,000 job cuts, the UK telecom operator looks as flabby and legacy-burdened as ever.
Along with a focus on near-term network and service needs, the pandemic is 'making every cable operator relook at their network,' says Technetix exec Sandy Howe.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sparkle enters SD-WAN partnership; call for new UK tech regulator; Isle of Wight app latest.
SoftBank Corp claims COVID-19 has had 'immaterial impact' on fixed and mobile operations.
Reports over the weekend claim that Trump administration is seeking to reduce reliance on Asian factories.
US private equity firm follows Facebook and Silver Lake into the Indian telecom market.
Fueled by the pandemic, subscriber losses among traditional pay-TV service providers fell to a record 1.8 million and OTT-TV players lost 341,000, according to new analysis from MoffettNathanson.
Some states are opening up and that means we're seeing a shift in broadband traffic patterns (again). To get a handle on what's happening, we follow up with Plume CMO Todd Grantham.
With the US rushing to create alternatives to Huawei, it's important to examine why and how the Chinese firm rose to success in the first place.
Industry analyst Patrick Lopez on why telcos and their suppliers need to adopt processes that will help increase competition and allow a more flexible sourcing strategy.
This week in our WiC roundup: Women are more likely to be promoted, kindof; Oracle faces a potentially major payout to female plaintiffs; universities keep pushing for STEM diversity even with classes moved online; and more.
TeraGo in Canada has long offered fixed wireless services in millimeter wave spectrum. Now, though, it's planning to upgrade its network to 5G with Nokia.
Led by ad- and subscription-based apps and services, total streaming hours on Roku's platform jumped 49% to 13.2 billion while 'active' accounts neared 40 million.
Dish's video sub losses ballooned to 413,000 in Q1 2020, including 281,000 sub losses at Sling TV.
Research and consulting firm Strategy Analytics reported that roughly 22% of all smartwatches shipped worldwide contained cellular connectivity (mostly 4G) in the first quarter of 2020.
Dish is in hurry-up-and-wait mode as it prepares to close the acquisition of the Boost business, but Chairman Charlie Ergen predicts the company will be in the postpaid wireless business a year from now.
Europe's largest cable operator reports lower operating cash flow, slightly lower revenues and higher customer losses as the novel coronavirus spreads, but company maintains financial guidance for year.
A new report from Sandvine offers a cohesive look at how global lockdowns affected Internet traffic, essentially funneling it through fixed consumer broadband networks.
India's long-suffering telecom sector is managing to attract investors thinking about the country's long-term potential.
Vendor has seen an uptick in CCAP software licenses and node splits that help MSOs add capacity to keep up with traffic demands. However, the impact of COVID-19 has caused sales to slump across the board.
SK Telecom said 5G helped drive up Q1 revenue – despite gaining fewer subscribers than projected and seeing a 6.4% fall in overall operating income.
CEO sees 'limited impact' on Q1 results and shareholders escape dividend cut.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: COVID-19 clobbers Nexans' earnings; 5G wipes the floor with Wi-Fi, says Opensignal; ADVA gets in sync.
The UK incumbent is now trading at its lowest level in more than a decade and its job is not about to get easier.
Mobile and cable giants come together to present a stronger challenge to BT, promising £10 billion of investment in the UK over the next five years.
Amsterdam-based group describes first-quarter performance as 'balanced,' although a decline in roaming revenue offset greater demand for broadband services.
T-Mobile officials suggested that the economic upheaval from the pandemic could push more customers to seek its cheaper plans, backed by its growing 5G network.
Cable operator also confirms it is seeking voluntary layoffs among some workers with the Altice Technical Services unit.
Open RAN was supposed to be about cost savings and innovation, but it is increasingly – and misguidedly – about shutting out the Chinese.
Video specialist says new receiver will enable cable operators to test next-gen broadcast signals on a small scale and allow them to tack on some of ATSC 3.0's more advanced features at their own pace.
A new Reuters report indicates that US officials are working on rules that would allow US companies to work with Huawei on 5G standards. That effort could forestall a US-China split in the standard.
Verizon's new 'touchless retail' strategy will be in full effect.
Although it hasn't seen a big revenue hit yet, the big Latin American MSO is preparing for the worst by cutting capex and opex and withdrawing its financial guidance for the year.
TiVo enters the crowded and competitive streaming platform market with an Android TV-powered streaming dongle that delivers 4K and HDR video and supports the new TiVo+ service and a multitude of apps from Google Play.
The new measures will give the Chinese government additional tools to wield against foreign suppliers.
Loon – the balloon-based Internet services company that spun out of Google's R&D division roughly two years ago – now has an agreement with AT&T. That might pave the way to revenues later.
Three's CEO gives update on vandalism, network usage trends and employees as UK lockdown enters seventh week.
Too much Chinese equipment in the UK's biggest full-fiber network will force Openreach to make changes at a difficult time.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Scottish broadband buildouts; France lambasts Apple over iPhone intransigence; Vodafone invites itself to latest open RAN party.
The German operator said revenue and earnings growth outperformed previous quarters.
Hulu's live TV/SVoD combo ended the quarter with 3.3 million subs, up 65%. However, Disney has sidelined investments in Hulu's international expansion during this phase of the pandemic.
Officials from T-Mobile, Crown Castle and Verizon are among those looking at a mostly untarnished landscape for 5G network rollouts. The same is not true in other countries around the world.
RootMetrics tested cloud gaming services across 4G and 5G networks in Los Angeles. The results show 5G was almost up to the task.
Multimedia over Coax Alliance has a new man in charge as org seeks commitments for a new 10-Gig-capable MoCA 3.0 spec and fights for relevancy as Wi-Fi starts to encroach on pieces of MoCA's turf.
In this Mentor Spotlight, Edith Santos explains how NTT is addressing the cybersecurity threat landscape in light of COVID-19 and why enterprises need buy-in at the top to implement a successful cybersecurity strategy.
Led by a former official at the US Department of Commerce, the Open RAN Policy Coalition looks about as political as telecom gets.
3Peak, one of the first investments of Huawei's venture arm Hubble Technologies, is aiming to raise 850 million yuan (US$120 million) on the Shanghai science and technology board.
Feamster joins the podcast to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting Internet traffic.
Also in today's EMEA regional rounup: Openreach boss wants business rates cut; Virgin Media scores backhaul deal; Vodacom launches 5G in South Africa.
Week six of the great coronavirus lockdown and the podcast crew's morale is flagging. But wait, here's the earnings season to cheer everyone up!
GPU powerhouse makes further inroads into the data center.
A new report from Omdia and BearingPoint/Beyond says operators have taken the lead on just a fifth of 5G projects so far.
Eko alleges that Quibi is infringing on technology that powers the new, premium short-form streaming service's 'Turnstyle' feature for mobile phones.
Tech giant buys Israel-based urban mobility platform to enhance its Mobileye service.
But T-Mobile expected to push the national launch of its new streaming service to sometime this summer while many of its retail stores remained closed in response to the pandemic.
The investment firm quickly follows Facebook into the Indian telecom market.
Hulu and Disney+ are points of light amid dim times being cast across Disney's theme parks, movie studio and traditional TV businesses during the COVID-19 crisis.
The Finnish vendor's efforts to restore the all-important 5G business have put a squeeze on other investment activity.
Sale of the Swedish manufacturer's US call-routing unit is reportedly on the cards.
Conversational AI has been a goal of carriers for several years but chatbots, dumb-bots and IVR systems have provided only artificial experiences without the intelligence.
Telefónica confirms it is in talks about a merger between its O2 business and Virgin Media that would bring an end to the mobile-only strategy.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: O2 UK set to challenge Ofcom over auction rules; Christian Luiga steps down at Telia; the Isle of Wight's COVID-19 time to shine has come.
Millicom said Spain-based operator failed to gain regulatory approvals in time.
CEO says cable revenues rose in Q1 as operators upgraded software licenses and also bought a greater mix of network hardware.
Dish Network appears poised to close the purchase of roughly 9.2 million prepaid customers from T-Mobile. But there are 11,000 Californians that must be dealt with first.
Proposed deal would combine Liberty Global's Virgin Media business with Telefónica's O2 mobile unit, Bloomberg says.
In its last period as a standalone operation, Sprint reported postpaid and prepaid figures far above most Wall Street analyst expectations. And that could portend an imminent divestiture to Dish Network.
T-Mobile is closing some of its Metro by T-Mobile stores, but the move is happening amid its merger with Sprint and a possible economic slowdown.
Charter also tacked on 290,000 mobile lines, pushing that total past 1.4 million lines. Residential video losses improved to 70,000.
Are mobile operators central to the private mobile network opportunity? Or, with new enterprise spectrum allocations, are they destined to be usurped by vendors, systems integrators and enterprises themselves?
Famous for iPhones and other expensive gadgets, Apple could become increasingly dependent on its fast-growing services business while the pandemic lasts.
Taiwan telcos report Q1 earnings and raise 5G warnings.
Revised guidance heaps more misery on shareholders.
Operator enters phase two of its COVID-19 response strategy, with plans to focus capex on improving capacity rather than building new networks and other cost cuts.
This week in our WiC roundup: Coronavirus research needs to be diverse; a new tech memoir to add to your quarantine reading list; how to get to the top; and more.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ursula Burns steps down at VEON; Swiss soldiers test coronavirus app; Three UK zero-rates video consultations with the NHS.
The tie-up between the social network and the Indian telco is a further nightmare for other service providers in the country.